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18th Nihon Affiliated High Schools Easter Programme

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of hosting the 18th Nihon Affiliated High Schools Easter Programme at Pembroke College. This year’s programme welcomed 72 students from Japanese high schools affiliated with Nihon University and 4 accompanying staff members. As part of the programme, students have taken part in a range of academic and cultural experiences, attending daily English language lessons and activities organised by our programme assistants (PAs). From…

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A day in the life: Classics

Georgina Wong (2014) joined Pembroke in October and is getting to grips with life as a fresher. Here she shares a typical day in her life: 9.30am Wake up call.…

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Pembroke and Nepal I

Following the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday 25th April, this week's blog posts explore Pembroke's connection to 'the roof of the world'. Sarah Howden (2013) & Ciara Rowland-Simms (2013) write: 'Even in the smallest of bubbles, the Nepalese earthquake probably hasn’t escaped your notice. What you may not know is that last summer eleven Pembroke students, ourselves included, continued the tradition of volunteering in schools across the Helambu region of Nepal - teaching the students, living with the families and being awed by the amazing mountains that dominate the landscape. 'As the death toll rises it is impossible for us not to see the children we taught, the schools we spent…

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Pembroke and Nepal III

Deepa Solanki (2009) graduated from Pembroke in 2012 and is now a Manager in the South Asia practice of Adam Smith International, a leading international advisory firm. For the past year and a half…

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Pembroke and Nepal II

Dr Hildegard Diemberger, Fellow in Social Anthropology, works extensively in Nepal. Hildegard regularly visits the region and conducts much of her core research in the areas affected by the recent earthquake. As…

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